Zenith El Primero Chronograph Watch Service - Top Chronograph Service in America

Zenith was founded in 1865 in Neuchatel, Switzerland. While most watch companies rely on outside producers for many of their components, Zenith established itself as the first totally in-house watch manufacturer, initially pocket watches and eventually wristwatches. They took the name Zenith officially in 1911 and have continued to produce some of the finest watch movements in the Swiss luxury watch industry. South Pole Explorer Roald Amundsen and Mahatma Ghandi were notable early owners of Zenith timepieces. Sean Connery wore one in his movie "Entrapment" and Ryan Seacrest wears one on American Idol.

One of Zenith’s greatest innovations was the El Primero chronograph movement. The original Zenith El Primero movement, first released in 1969, was the first successful automatic chronograph movement (hence the name “El Primero”, meaning The First.) They beat out Breitling and Seiko by only a matter of months. The El Primero’s 36000 vibrations per hour allowed for a level of precision above that of most other chronograph designs. Originally Zenith licensed the El Primero movement for use in a number of watch brands, including Rolex (for the Rolex Daytona), Panerai (as their OPIV and OPXI calibres, most notably in the 40mm 2002 Special Edition AMG Chronograph), and Tag Heuer (in their Calibre 36). Zenith eventually took back control of their movement and only allow it to be used in their own watches. Rolex Daytona’s with the Zenith movement have an avid collector’s following all their own. Modified over twenty times by Zenith, the El Primero movement continues to improve and stand among the most respected and reliable chronograph movements in the world.

Our Zenith El Primero Chronograph Watch Repair Process

Zenith El Primero Chronograph Watch Repair
Zenith El Primero Chronograph Watch Repair
Zenith El Primero Chronograph Watch Repair
Zenith El Primero Chronograph Watch Repair

Gray & Sons Jewelers independent watch service workshop has decades of experience with repairs, service, and maintenance of El Primero movements in Zenith watches, Panerai watches, Rolex watches, and Tag Heuer watches. With over 150 years of combined education and experience, our Swiss-trained master watchmakers and watch refinishers polish, repair, maintain, service, detail watch case and watch bracelet, refinish, rebuild, and repair the top brands of fine luxury watches and watch movements using original parts, equipment, and tools whenever possible.

Gray and Sons Jewelers, grayandsons.com, repairs and are buyers, will trade, sell and consign the top brands of Swiss luxury watches such as Vacheron Constantin, Bvlgari, TAG Heuer, F.P. Journe, Breitling, Cartier, Panerai, Chopard, Rolex, IWC, Omega, Bvlgari, Audemars Piguet, and others. Customers enjoy a fresh cup of espresso in our showroom located just a few feet away from the world-famous Bal Harbour luxury shops, while they sell, buy, repair, and trade their fine jewelry pieces. We also repair, sell, trade, and are buyers of fine jewelry in Brickell Avenue, Key Biscayne, Miami, Aventura, Hollywood, Ft Lauderdale, and Philadelphia.

Zenith El Primero Chronograph after watch repair

Zenith El Primero Chronograph Watch Repair

Request pre-labeled Easy Ship Box and mail in your item to repair.

Request an Easy Ship Box
Once you receive the box and send your watch, one of our Master Watchmakers will evaluate it and contact you with a free estimate. If you approve of the estimate we will proceed with the repair, which generally takes 2-3 weeks.
If you wish to repair at a different time we will ship the watch back to you at no cost to you.